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Monday, December 22nd

03/12/14

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates has purchased Willakia Vineyard in Oregon's Eola-Amity Hills for Erath, one of Oregon's oldest and most respected wineries. Ste. Michelle purchased the winery from founder Dick Erath in 2006

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Winery's First Oregon Offering Expands Focus on Cool-Climate Winegrowing Regions

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Sheridan will report both to Sandra LeDrew, Treasury's chief commercial officer for the Americas, and to Simon Marton, the company's chief marketing officer

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Every year folks from the local wine industry comes together to recognize one of their own who has exemplified the spirit of the Paso Robles wine community with outstanding leadership and vision in promoting the region

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Twenty North Bay businesses and organizations have been selected for the Business Journal's inaugural Corporate Philanthropy Awards.

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The board of directors for the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance were installed last month at the industry association's annual dinner.

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Given its geographic expanse and relatively new arrival on the commercial wine map, San Diego has remained off the radar to most wine consumers. The San Diego County Vintners Association (SDCVA), aka San Diego Wine Country aims to change that image. Association president Linda McWilliams, owner of 2,000-case San Pasqual Winery, acknowledged the organization is "a work in progress. We're small but sincere," she said.

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Australian wine import volume in the U.S. fell by 11% last year to 174 million liters, and total value was down 2.4% to A$440 million ($393.4m). But the average per-liter import price of Australian wine showed an increase for the first time since 2007, up 9% to A$2.53 ($2.26), according to trade group Wine Australia

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A California state senator has asked Gov. Jerry Brown to consider alternatives to the State Water Project's zero-water allocation for agriculture, which he said would be devastating to farmers and the economy.

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The closest protesters from the Delta environmental group Restore the Delta got were at the front gate showing their Save the Delta and other twin tunnel protest signs as the Jewell cavalcade of cars entered the pumping station.

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Monday's seminar at the now-annual In Pursuit of Balance conference brought together four winemakers who work with mature Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vines.

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According to a recent market research study on wine closures conducted by Tragon Corporation, 93 percent of U.S. wine consumers associate natural cork with higher quality wines, while only 11 percent of U.S. wine consumers believe wines sealed with a screw cap to be of high quality

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A case of 2004 Chateau Cheval Blanc, a Saint-Emilion estate, sold for 2,763 pounds ($4,600) on Liv-ex, its highest level for six months, amid some signs of investor and collector demand for Bordeaux right-bank wines.

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The Canadian Vintners Association (CVA), the national voice of the grape and wine industry, applauds the Government of Canada's conclusion of the Canada-Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA). On March 10, 2014, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Park Geun-hye, president of the Republic of Korea, finalized negotiations and announced the historic agreement.

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First Mobile Merchandising Solution With Individual Product Promotion; Quick, Easy Activation Via iBeacon, NFC, Standard Barcode or QR Code

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California's grape crush set another tonnage record in 2013, while the Golden State's wine crop established its own record for exports.

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Prosecutors in France's Loire region have asked for a local winemaker to be fined for allegedly tricking consumers by wrongly linking his vin de table to the appellation controlee system.

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Decanter World Wine Awards judge Richard Juhlin has been awarded France's highest honour for his efforts to promote Champagne.

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The study, commissioned by the London Wine Fair, found that Millennials "have an overall lack of engagement with wine." Also known as "Generation Y", Millennials are categorized as those born between 1980 and the year 2000. Exposed to a barrage of drinks offerings, the report found that wine is in danger of losing Generation Y to other more engaging drinks categories such as beer, cider and spirits.

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If you want to hear a craft brewer whine, just ask about competing with Big Beer.

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"If the wine is not very good consumers won't drink it," Isle notes. "Sometimes celebrity wines sell better, sometimes they tank."

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Yes, there's liquid gold hidden among the vines, part of an olive oil boom in recent years. You can tour an orchard, learn what extra-virgin olive oil really means and taste your way through lemon-, herb- and even chocolate-infused olive oils. Harvest is usually around the end of the year, but any time is good for a visit.

03/12/14

#WFMwine tastings are both virtual and hosted at many Whole Foods locations. Many customers will make a party of the tasting, inviting friends over and cooking special dishes to pair with the wines.

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After making the annual list of Wine Enthusiast magazine's top destinations, Walla Walla was heralded again Monday when USA Today shared the information and chatted with Wine Enthusiast Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa all about it.

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Beginning next year, British Columbia grocery stores will be allowed to sell beer, wine and liquor, the Times-Colonist reports. Justice Minister Suzanne Anton announced the change last week as she introduced amendments to the province's liquor laws. The law would establish a "store-within-a-store" to sell alcohol through separate cashiers within a grocery store. Anton said the law would enhance convenience while providing an economic boost to retailers.

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Ontario's auto sector fears "one-sided" trade flow, but industries like aerospace and food producers are more optimistic.

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Moderate wine consumption has been shown to decrease the risk of cardiovascular events and death in type 2 diabetes sufferers

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The parallels between two California wines last week wasn't initially evident, until I saw that the parallels were related to something rather basic: the soils from which they get their fruit